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Choice Votes   Percent
Never! I'm super protective of it! 27 12.9%   
Once, but it landed softly 24 11.4%   
Once; it landed hard and stopped working 2 1.0%   
A few times, but it still works fine! 124 59.0%   
A few times, and sadly, it's no longer with us 2 1.0%   
Everyday; I'm pretty clumsy 9 4.3%   
I don't own a calculator 0 0.0%   
I drop other people's calculators 22 10.5%   

Survey posted 2005-09-03 19:44 by Jon.

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Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Speedoman  Account Info
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Why does the 84+ cost more than the 83+ SE? The specs seem to put it the other way around.

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 04:16 GMT

Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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Newness & novelty, mainly. Old things almost always sell for less, even if they are equivalent (for example, certain old Macintoshes are about as powerful as a TI-89/92+, but they cost much less because they are old (& bigger...but it would still be true even if they were the same size).

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 14:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Speedoman  Account Info
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then I guess I goofed up in getting the 84+ instead of 83 SE. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to save up for an 89.

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 20:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
jesse frey  Account Info

the 89 is definantly the best TI calc

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 16:36 GMT


Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Snave2000  Account Info

Isn't the 83+ SE being discontinued? Now it is more a collector's item (as well as being an excellent calc)

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 15:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
3.141592654 Account Info

three cheers for 83pse!!! down with worthless 84's!!!

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 21:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Snave2000  Account Info

Well, not completely useless: think about the USB port! (100's of uses there)
It is more expensive though (spit!) for basically the same features.

Reply to this comment    7 September 2005, 15:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
LonePhoenix  Account Info
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it's discontinued in most stores now, so i'll keep mine and hope it goes up in value.

Reply to this comment    7 September 2005, 01:15 GMT

Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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In addition to dropping my calcs several times (they still work), I once dropped an .5mm ballpoint pen on my v200's screen, point down. It now has a little dent in the plastic (the pixels still work) to the left of the shift-arrow. (I dropped the pen from like three feet.)

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 16:08 GMT

Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Num Account Info

My older brother, proud owner of a ti 84+ se, added a backlight to his calc by using a dremel to sand off leds, so they could fit in his calc. Accidentaly, he drilled his screen, so he now has a big scratch on his calculator, otherwise its fine.

Reply to this comment    7 September 2005, 01:17 GMT


Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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I once dropped a mechanical pencil point down (& extended a little) onto my TI-92+'s screen, but it survived without a scratch. But I am definitely clumsy...I drop every electronic device I own (even my desktop - the 1 time I picked it up in over a year, I dropped it); then again, everything I drop survives (even a hard drive from 3 feet, & a CRT from about 2 & 1/2 (of which the case opened, but upon being forced shut was okay)).

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 02:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Richard Brosius  Account Info

Your pretty lucky, If they crack then they will inplode, right?

Reply to this comment    10 September 2005, 03:01 GMT

Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
george linkington  Account Info
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I only drop it 1 to 5 times in a year somtimes it is a non-graphing one though.

once i droped a ti 30 and then when ever i taped the screen the mem cleared its self

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 22:45 GMT


Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
weikang Account Info

Speaking of dropping the ti-30, I have noticed that the 30 is extremely durable and nearly invincible.

I have tested it several times to confirm this. For example, i have thrown the calculator as high as possible and have it land on solid concrete. I even threw it out of a moving bus on the highway (from the looks of it, it was still intact)! But nothing seems to effect the 30 at all, except for a few minor marks that can be easily rubbed off.

Reply to this comment    7 September 2005, 02:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Snave2000  Account Info

Well, the TI-30 isn't exactly the pinnicle of calculator technology; what I mean is, there is a lot more that can go wrong with a graphing calc than a scientific calc.

So even after all the abuse you've subjected the calc to, does it still work perfectly? (no malfunctioning LCD, keys, etc.)

Reply to this comment    7 September 2005, 15:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Jeff Eaton  Account Info

My friend (Gauss3.14) and I tried to test the durability of TI-30. First we threw it out of the top story of my house onto concrete. (Worked perfectly) Then we threw it across my yard into some trees. (Still worked perfectly) Then, determined to destroy it, we decided to go golfing, with the calc as the ball! We used my big bertha 400cc driver and smacked it till it broke. The first time we hit it, a small black wire came out of the upper corner. The next time, the wire broke and it quit working. Next, we gave it a good smack, and imploded the lower corner, and snapped the case off. Then we decided to hit it as hard as possible, and annialated...(?) it into at least 24 pieces. Now we have the pieces in a bag, and are going to show it off at school tomorrow.

DO NOT TRY THIS UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO DESTROY YOUR CALCULATOR! If you do, its not my problem.

Reply to this comment    1 October 2006, 19:56 GMT

Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Travis Evans Account Info

One thing I've never liked is the fact that the slide case's "grip" becomes weaker with wear. Taking the cover on and off seems to wear both the case and the slots in the side of the calculator, so I don't think that getting a new case would completely solve the problem. This makes the calculator much easier to drop, since if you grab it only by the case, it will slide right off.

It also makes it annoying when you hold it in your hand and try to use it because the calculator (and therefore, the keys on the keyboard) keeps sliding down. My TI-89 case has become weak enough that I often prefer to just take it off when I use it.

Reply to this comment    7 September 2005, 21:07 GMT

Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
SteveTa3  Account Info
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I also have the weak case problem, does anyone know how to fix it?

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 00:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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On my TI-86, I just push inward on the sides of the case gently every once in a while. It generally makes it work for another few weeks or so, depending upon use.

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 02:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Don't squeeze too hardÂ… I just tried it and it feels like it might work, but it also felt like I was about to snap the slidecase in half.

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 04:02 GMT


Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info
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TI switch the cover for the 89Ti around. Most likely because of the USB port, but it does solve that problem.

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 04:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you ever dropped your calculator?
Blood Account Info

same with the 84+ and 84+SE. they should have done that long ago.

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 22:48 GMT

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